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2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival Back Up Link - Shared screen with speaker view
Volunteer Miles Temel - he/him
27:38
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Lauren Bullock | she/her
29:18
Congratulations on 5 years!
Nadia
29:53
Hello everyone, congrats on the 5 years. I'm a new follower to the org and happy this space existed.
Janine Joseph (she/her)
30:36
Thank you for being here, everyone! And for your kind words, Nadia💗
Lauren Bullock | she/her
32:34
“I know belonging doesn’t mean papers/it means water and sugar cane” come onnn!
Volunteer Miles Temel - he/him
33:02
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Esther Lin (she/her)
33:07
The Undocupoets Website: https://www.siblingrivalrypress.com/undocupoets-fellowship
Esther Lin (she/her)
33:11
Aline Mello is a Brazilian poet who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a 2018 Undocupoets fellow and her work can be found in publications such as the Indiana Review, Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, and The Breakbeat Poets, and Vol. 4: Latinext. A graduate fellow at The Ohio State University, she expects to finish an MFA in poetry in 2024. She has dedicated her time volunteering with immigrant communities in Georgia, focusing on helping undocumented students pursue higher education. Her debit poetry book, More Salt Than Diamond, is forthcoming in Spring 2022 from Andrews McMeel.
Lynette Ng
33:21
Aline, you read that beautifully!
Lauren Bullock | she/her
33:24
Wow, I’d never heard that
Lauren Bullock | she/her
33:50
About the “too busy to hate” I mean
pai22m@mtholyoke.edu
35:30
Thank you Aline, so powerful.
Esther Lin (she/her)
35:46
Aline, so beautifully read.
Esther Lin (she/her)
35:51
Thank you, Laurel
Esther Lin (she/her)
35:55
Laurel is a queer/trans/migrant writer and editor from Taiwan. A fellow of Kundiman, Undocupoets, and Pink Door, they hold a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. They are a prison abolitionist.
Lauren Bullock | she/her
37:02
“Blood humming close[…] sweet like the sun”
Kaylin Wu (She/her)
37:32
“Blood is just love with nowhere to go”
Aline Mello she/her
37:33
yaaasss unbuttoning the jeaaanns
Aline Mello she/her
37:54
GREEN GARLIC EYELASHES LAUREL YES
Lauren Bullock | she/her
38:30
Ugh, missed your poetry so much
Aline Mello she/her
40:18
yes clean sink yes floss such good images!
Lynette Ng
41:06
So much tenderness 💕
Lauren Bullock | she/her
41:37
Ooo, this shirt, tho! Come on color!
Aline Mello she/her
43:08
DACA too here!
Esther Lin (she/her)
43:36
Yosimar Reyes is a nationally-acclaimed Poet and Public Speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World" and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of "10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know."
Lynette Ng
43:52
YES — and all these poems we’re hearing hold so much POWER
Lauren Bullock | she/her
43:54
Ayyyyye!
Nadia
43:56
Here too.
Janine Joseph (she/her)
43:58
#undocujoy
Aline Mello she/her
45:20
ok but my mom has been looking for a galinha caipira to cook >.<
Lauren Bullock | she/her
46:49
Ooof! That ending!
Aline Mello she/her
48:59
loved them, Yosimar!!
Esther Lin (she/her)
49:08
Esther Lin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. She is the author of The Ghost Wife, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship. She was 2020 fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, a 2017–19 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she currently teaches.
Volunteer Miles Temel - he/him
49:09
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
Lynette Ng
49:26
Thank you Yosimar!
Lauren Bullock | she/her
50:53
Phew!
Ludi Price
50:59
Lovely, Esther <3
Laurel (they/them)
51:38
<3
Aline Mello she/her
51:42
oof
Lauren Bullock | she/her
52:06
The contrast in these poems is so good
Aline Mello she/her
52:32
wow
Jesús I. Valles
52:41
<3 <3 <3 so good!
Aline Mello she/her
52:53
jesúuuuuusssss!!! <3
Jesús I. Valles
53:07
Hiiiiii! So excited to hear y'all! <3
Nadia
53:21
I'd love to stay in touch, what would be the best way to stay in touch with the org and everyone?
Aline Mello she/her
54:17
https://www.siblingrivalrypress.com/undocupoets-fellowship/
Esther Lin (she/her)
54:22
Our website is: https://www.siblingrivalrypress.com/undocupoets-fellowship
Esther Lin (she/her)
54:27
Oh, thank you, Aline! Haha!
Nadia
54:27
thanks!
Janine Joseph (she/her)
54:47
Our email is undocupoets@gmail.comWe’re also on Twitter: @Undocupoets
Aline Mello she/her
54:49
@undocupoets on twitter
Lynette Ng
56:56
Yes, did writing poetry remove some of the fear that comes with being undocumented. Or does it also make you feel more vulnerable?
Laurel (they/them)
58:07
http://www.carenotcages.com to sign & share petitions to free medically vulnerable people incarcerated in California's women's prisons
Janine Joseph (she/her)
58:30
Yesss, Yosi!
Lynette Ng
01:03:13
Poetry demands authenticity. Yay chicken poems!!
Janine Joseph (she/her)
01:04:54
I feel the same way about having met you all through this work. 💗
micahruelle
01:07:33
100%
Lynette Ng
01:07:51
^^^^^^^^
Ludi Price
01:11:59
I've been feeling the same during the pandemic, you're not the only one!
Marcelo Hernandez
01:13:28
I will rain hell fire if they come for me after being publicly vocal.
Lauren Bullock | she/her
01:13:47
They said WHAT
Janine Joseph (she/her)
01:14:05
I was fuming for you, Aline!
Lynette Ng
01:15:07
No, don’t stop being a poet Aline!!
Lynette Ng
01:15:53
We need all your voices.
Nadia
01:16:28
I feel that so much
Marcelo Hernandez
01:16:29
That hurts. That hurts so much. Thank you, Yosi.
Aline Mello she/her
01:16:54
I love seeing her pictures on your instagram, Yosi!!
Aline Mello she/her
01:17:07
what. we. already. lost.
Lynette Ng
01:19:13
Thank you so much for all your thoughtful and honest responses
pai22m@mtholyoke.edu
01:21:30
Thank you all, this was so wonderful & affirming <3
Cliff
01:21:44
Thank you all!
Aline Mello she/her
01:21:45
@thealinemello on social media!
Yosimar Reyes (He/Him)
01:21:51
Thank you!
Yosimar Reyes (He/Him)
01:21:55
Yosimar.Com
Janine Joseph (she/her)
01:21:58
Thank you all so much, and thank you to our ASL interpreters in the room!
David Miller (he/him)
01:21:59
Thank you very much, everyone, for your poems and for an important discussion.
Claude Chappe
01:22:01
Thank you
Aline Mello she/her
01:22:06
THANK YOU!!
Aline Mello she/her
01:22:07
<3
Volunteer Miles Temel - he/him
01:22:10
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Janine Joseph (she/her)
01:22:11
Besos, Besos!
Lauren Bullock | she/her
01:22:19
Thank you for an incredible reading!
Aline Mello she/her
01:22:22
thealinemello.com
Esther Lin (she/her)
01:22:52
@whale_baby on Twitter
Volunteer Miles Temel - he/him
01:22:59
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Janine Joseph (she/her)
01:23:18
@undocupoets
Laurel (they/them)
01:23:27
Thank you all!